, winless in his last five starts, took a three-hit shutout into the ninth inning. But
singled with one out, chasing Peavy.
(1-3) entered and walked
John Vander Wal
on six pitches to load the bases.
relieved Matthews and struck out
. But Clark, who went to college at San Diego, hit for
and delivered a single on a 2-2 pitch to right field to score Sexson and Jenkins. Clark went to second on the throw home.
"Any time you can get a victory, it fires you up," Clark said. "But to come back like that, and keep battling all the way through the ninth inning - that would fire anybody up."
Ginter batted for
and delivered his go-ahead single off a 1-2 pitch up the middle.
"Once I got two strikes, I was just looking to put the ball in play," Ginter said. "He just left a curveball up over the middle part of the plate, and I just didn't try to do too much with it, and put it in play. It found a hole up the middle, and it was pretty exciting."
The matchup of the two worst teams in the National League turned into a pitchers' duel. Peavy, who compiled a 4.70 ERA in his previous five outings, did not allow a hit from the second through sixth innings.
"That is a real shame," Padres manager
said. "We just couldn't get two more outs. We made some horrible pitches. That's as tough a game as we've lost. That was a well-pitched game by Jake. He was just outstanding."
The Padres lost their sixth straight home game and fell for the 12th time in 13 games overall.
"The mood of this clubhouse says it all," Peavy said. "We can't get a break to save our lives. The guys played strong behind me for eight innings, we just couldn't get it done in the ninth."
It was the exact opposite mood in the Brewers' clubhouse.
"The guys kept battling," Milwaukee manager
said. "We got off to a slow start, I don't know if it was the off day or what. They came through when they needed to, and it was big win. We got big pinch hits from
and a huge walk from
John Vander Wal
, and of course,
's big hit. It was a big game."
San Diego broke through against Brewers starter
with a pair of runs in the third inning.
led off with a single and Franklin hit Peavy before
followed with a two-run double and stole third. Franklin struck out
and got White to ground out to end the inning.
Franklin allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings.
Vander Wal singled with one out in the seventh inning, Milwaukee's first hit since a single by
in the first. Peavy retired the next two hitters and worked around a one-out single by
in the eighth inning.
"He couldn't have done anything better," Padres catcher
said. "It's painful for him. He gave all he had, and left it all out there on the field. We just weren't able to finish it for him."